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PM's family fine, dengue toll rises

His son-in-law and grandsons are now stable, report Vidya Krishnan and Vibha Sharma. Have your say | Pics

india Updated: Oct 06, 2006 03:00 IST

The condition of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's son-in-law Vijay Tankha and grandsons Madhav and Rohan, admitted to AIIMS with dengue, was said to be stable on Thursday. "There is nothing to worry about," said AIIMS spokesman Dr Shakti Gupta.

Madhav, 17, was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday, and Tankha and Rohan, 11, on Wednesday.

Three deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll in Delhi to 18. There were 84 fresh cases of dengue. The official count of the dengue infected in the city has risen to 673.

Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said 2,900 cases of dengue had been reported across the country and 38 people had died of the disease.

The NDMC said instructions had been issued to its dengue-combating squads not to issue warning notices any more, in case mosquito breeding conditions were seen on any premises. Colonel SK Garg, health officer, NDMC, said: "The defaulters will be penalised straightaway. On Thursday, eight people were fined."

A training drill, on how to detect and prevent mosquito breeding, was conducted at the prime minister’s residence. "It was attended by over 100 people, including personnel from the Central Public Works Department, Horticulture Department and Special Protection Group," said Garg. "We showed them a live adult Aedes Aegypti mosquito and samples of larvae."